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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 162108, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/162108
Research Article

Examination of the Compatibility of the Photogrammetric Method with the Phenomenon of Mora Projection in the Evaluation of Scoliosis

1Institute of Physiotherapy, University of Rzeszów, 26 Warszawska Street, 35-205 Rzeszów, Poland
2Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Regional Hospital, No. 2, 35-301 Rzeszów, Poland
3Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Institute of Obstetrics and Medical Rescue, University of Rzeszów, 35-205 Rzeszów, Poland

Received 22 February 2014; Accepted 25 April 2014; Published 19 May 2014

Academic Editor: Shiro Imagama

Copyright © 2014 Justyna Drzał-Grabiec et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the compatibility of external measurements of parameters characterizing scoliosis using the photogrammetric method. Material. The study involved 120 children between the ages of 7 and 11 years in Podkarpackie (Poland). Method. Measurements of body posture characteristics were performed using the photogrammetric method with mora projection. Each person was examined twice, once by two different therapists, with a time lapse of 20 minutes in between examinations. Results. High accuracy and no statistical significance were found among different measurements of asymmetry parameters characterizing the shoulder blades and hips. Regularities were also found in the characteristic measurements of curves of scoliosis. The POSTI parameter showed a significant variation and lack of compatibility of results. Conclusions. (1) The photogrammetric method used to assess the pathological changes caused by scoliosis gives significant results in terms of parameters characterizing the position of the shoulder blades and shoulders, as well as pelvis rotation. (2) High compliance measurements are also characterized by the length of the right and left arcs of scoliosis.